Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology


Cancellation of Severe Thunderstorm Warning

For people in Lower West, South West and Great Southern districts.

Issued at 12:43 am Thursday, 8 December 2022.

Potential for severe thunderstorms south of Perth has eased.

Weather Situation: A surface trough developing down the WA west coast is interacting with mid-level instability.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in WA.

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

Jandakot Airport recorded an 87 km/h gust at 9:47pm

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
* Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
* Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
* Assess your home, car and property for damage.
* If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
* If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and Department of Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.